Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Your home is your biggest investment, and Dan’s goal is to help you protect it.
Prior to coming to Ayers, Dan spent his career in customer service, and uses those skills to ensure his customers have a great experience and get what they want out of their project.
Since joining the Ayers team in 2018, Dan has completed extensive training in waterproofing, foundation, and crawl space repair needs, and is a Certified Waterproofing Professional through the Basement Systems International Network of Waterproofing Contractors. No matter what problem you’re experiencing with your home, he will design a custom solution using proven processes and the best products in the industry.
Dan lives in Cedar Springs, MI. He is an Army veteran and likes to watch football in his spare time.
Problems in your home can be frustrating and scary, but when you work with Dan and Ayers Basement Systems, you don’t have to do it alone.
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This homeowner had standing water in their basement so they called us for a solution. We installed the WaterGuard system which is a French drain that is designed to be installed below the floor slab to be kept out of the "mud zone", where drains can clog. The system collects water that seeps into the basement and drains it to your sump pump.
We also installed the IceGuard to the discharge line. If a discharge line gets backed up, your sump pump won't work properly in the event of water in your basement, which will make the flooding much worse. The IceGuard is a secondary escape route for the water through slotted openings if the line gets backed up.
Mike called us becuase he notcied that there were leaks in the basement walls and during heavy rain there were puddles. We installed the WaterGuard system to keep his basement dry. The WaterGuard is a French drain that is designed to be installed below the floor slab so that it is out of the "mud zone" and won't clog. The system collects water as it seems in from the walls and drains it to the sump pump. It installs quickly and has a clean finish.
This Ada homeowner had some water that was around the perimeter of her basment. Her basement was finished but since there was a water issue, she had to cut up the carpet. There was no moisture on the walls and there was no sump pump. We installed WaterGuard, a sump pump, and the IceGuard to help keep her basement dry.
We first installed WaterGuard System which is a French drain that installed below the floor. This drain collects water and drains it to the sump pump. Next we installed the SuperSump Premier Pump System to keep the basment dry even during heavy water intrusion. We installed the sump pump with the UltraSump Battery BackUp System. This ensures continued protection in the event of loss of power, if power goes out the battery kick on to remove water from the basement. If water freezes in the pipes, the water gets backed up and then the sump pump can't work poroperly causing a flood. So we installed the IceGuard which fits over the top of your discharge line to provide water with that secondary escape route.
Kevin called us because his walk ways to the house were unlevel. They had been sinking for a couple years but they were pretty bad and causing a tripping hazzard. We injected PolyLevel Foam to lift the sunken concete slabs and level out the walk ways. PolyLevel is a light weight foam that lifts up concrete slabs but strong enough to hold up under heavy loads on the pavement. It is waterproof and won't reacts with soil or moisture so that it won't wash away of degrade. The foam also has a very quick curing time of about 15 minutes so that you can walk or drive on it soon after the injection is complete.
Mike called us about a cracked beam in his crawl space. He knew that is was a big problem and it needed to be fixed. A cracked beam could lead to the floor sagging or other structural issues that no one wants. We came to the rescue and installed SmartJacks in his crawl space. SmartJacks are installed easily with minimal disturbance and made of steel so they will last. These will lift the floor up before issues occur and they will help stabilize the home.
Due to cracks in their walls, Kelsey and Randy were experiencing water leakage in their basement. They want to sell their house, but they can't until this issue is fixed. So our team installed FlexiSpan wall crack repair. FlexiSpan is a three part process that requires a flexible sealant, a flexible strip of foam and an impermeable membrane. These items are not affected by pressure or more movement in the walls, which is why they are better than mortar sealant or other solutions. So this system will provide a permanent fix to Kelsey and Randy's leaking walls, allowing them to sell their house.
John had one wall with huge cracks running the length of the wall and another wall that was bowing inwards. He was worried about the foundation problems in his basement so he called our team. We installed SmartJack, a system that uses steel columns, threaded rods and a solid base to address stabilization issues. Rooms above crawl spaces are vulnerable due to the moisture and soils in crawl spaces. However, SmartJack is placed inside the crawl space to secure the rooms above. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.
John had huge cracks running the length of one wall and another wall that was bowing inwards. He was worried about the foundation problems in his basement, so he called our team. We installed the GeoLock Anchor system that permanently stabilizes walls. In most cases, it can eventually straighten the wall back to its original position. The system is installed by putting heavy anchors in stable soil away from your foundation wall. This system is ideal because it involves minimal disturbance to your lawn and home.
John’s walls started bowing in his basement so he called our team. We installed PowerBrace, a foundation repair system. It secures basement walls in place and overtime it will straighten them. Often outside pressures can cause your basement walls to crack or tilt, this foundation repair system counteracts these pressures by keeping your basement walls in place. Over time, the system can be tightened to not only secure the walls in place, but to also straighten them.
A horizontal crack appeared in John’s foundation. So he called our team and we installed SmartJack. SmartJack is a system produced to halt sagging floors. Due to the soils and moistures in your crawl space, floors above crawl spaces are vulnerable. The Smart Jack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods, and a solid base to address any issues your crawl space may introduce to your floors. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.
Ron has been experiencing water in his crawlspace and basement. He already has a sump pump, but it is running constantly and can't keep up with the amount of water present. Therefore, our team installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump System. This system prevents flooding in extreme weather conditions and even power outages due to one of its battery powered pumps. Most importantly, this system is perfect for Ron because it can handle a high level of pumping due to it having three pumps in one pump liner.
Lyle was having foundational issues in his home. Floors in the living room were beginning to slant and his kitchen was starting to sink. So he called us and we installed the SmartJack system. It is a system produced to halt your sagging floors. Due to the moisture and soils in your crawl space, floors above crawl spaces are vulnerable. The Smart Jack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods, and a solid base to address any issues your crawl space may introduce to your floors. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.